ERIC Number: ED459277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Sustaining School-Community Partnerships To Enhance Outcomes for Children and Youth: A Guidebook and Tool Kit.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This technical assistance document addresses sustainability as a systemic change process in the context of school-community connections. Part 1 reviews what sustainability means. Part 2 includes a set of tools and aids for sustainability, emphasizing processes that will mobilize partners and develop effective mechanisms for system change. Part 3 focuses on evaluating sustainability efforts, discussing the need to formulate an evaluation plan, adopt specific benchmarks for monitoring progress, and specify and measure immediate and longer-term indicators that indicate functions are being sustained. Part 4 explains that the likelihood of sustaining school-community partnerships in the context of schools is enhanced by connecting the work with educational reforms. It outlines basic frameworks to help guide efforts to integrate with education reforms. Part 5 reframes sustainability, emphasizing the need to play a catalytic role in improving school-community collaborations. This includes a focus on policy and infrastructure. It also encompasses expanding intervention approaches, developing standards, and expanding the accountability framework. Four appendices include additional tools for mapping programs and resources; social marketing, data, and systemic change; example of a 5-year plan; and working with others to enhance programs and resources. (Contains 44 references and resources.) (SM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship
Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA Department of Psychology, P.O. Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. For full text: http://www.smhp.psych.ucla.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.